Following Juventus’ win against Sampdoria, the Old Lady officially sealed their ninth Scudetto in a row, bringing an end to Inter’s own quest for the Serie A title.
Instead, the Nerazzurri will now focus on holding onto the second place spot they currently occupy, amid competition from Atalanta and Lazio.
Napoli, who were often Juventus’ closest challengers in recent seasons, had struggled throughout the 2019/20 campaign. However, they have dramatically improved following football’s restart and are making a late push for Europe.
Here’s 90min’s preview of Tuesday night’s clash.
When is Kick Off? Tuesday 28 July
What Time is Kick Off? 20:45 (BST)
Where is it Played? San Siro
TV Channel/Live Stream? Premier Sports 1, LiveScore App
After accumulating his fifth yellow card of the season, Roberto Gagliardini will miss the game through suspension. Inter will also be without Matias Vecino and Stefano Sensi through injury.
Napoli will be without a couple of key players for the match. Dries Mertens will be forced to sit this one out after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season while Fernando Llorente continues to deal with an injury.
Inter: Handanovic, Skriniar, Ranocchia, Godin; Moses, Valero, Brozovic, Biraghi, Eriksen; Lukaku, Martinez
Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Fabian, Lobotka, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne
Inter have enjoyed a strong run in the latter stages of the season. Conte’s side have only lost once since football returned in June, picking up big wins over Genoa, SPAL and Brescia.
Gatusso’s side have also seen their form pick up dramatically following football’s restart in June, with impressive results pushing them back up the league table.
Having only lost twice since Serie A returned, Napoli have found themselves edging closer to a Europa League qualifying place.
Here’s how both sides have looked over their last five games.
Genoa 0-3 Inter (25/7)
Inter 0-0 Fiorentina (22/7)
Roma 2-2 Inter (19/7)
SPAL 0-4 Inter 16/7)
Inter 3-1 Torino (13/7)
Napoli 2-0 Sassuolo (25/7)
Parma 2-1 Napoli (22/7)
Napoli 2-1 Udinese (19/7)
Bologna 1-1 Napoli (15/7)
Napoli 2-2 AC Milian (12/7)
Inter will be keen for all three points on their quest to finish as Serie A runners up, but with Napoli so close to a top six finish, both sides will be all too aware of what a loss could do to them.
Expect these two to cancel each other out and share the points as this one ends in a draw.
Prediction: Inter 1-1 Napoli